28 October 2015

Fore Bede No. 20. For Morning or Evening



Minister       Praise ye the Lord.
                     O Lord, our Lord, 
                     how excellent is Thy Name in all the earth.

One of the following

Minister  (a) Praise waiteth for Thee, O God in Sion, 
                     and unto Thee shall the vow be performed.  
                     O Thou that hearest prayer, 
                     unto Thee shall all flesh come.

                (b) It is a good thing to give thanks unto Thee, O Lord, 
                     and to sing praises unto Thy Name, O Most High ; 
                     to shew forth Thy loving-kindness in the morning 
                     and Thy faithfulness every night.

                (c) The Lord is good to all 
                      and His tender mercies are over all His works.
                      Serve the Lord with gladness ; 
                      come before His presence with singing.

Minister        Let us pray.


Heavenly King and Comforter, Spirit of truth who everywhere art present and fillest all things ; the Treasury of good and the Bestower of Life : come and abide with us ; purify us from every stain, and, by Thine indwelling, save our souls.

Come and abide with us O Saviour, according to Thy Word.

When ye pray forgive, if ye have aught against any ; that your Father in heaven also may forgive you your trespasses.

PRAYER —Extempore and/or the following :

O God of Love, who, through Thine only begotten Son hast given a new commandment that we should love one another, even as Thou hast loved us —the unworthy and the wandering— and hast given Thy Beloved for our life and salvation ; we pray Thee give us, Thy servants, in all time of our sojourning here on earth, a mind forgetful of past ill-will, a clean conscience, sincere thoughts, and a heart to love all our brethren; through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.

Look upon us in Thy loving-kindness, O Lord.

I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord ; thoughts of peace and not of evil.  And ye shall call upon me and I will harken unto you, and ye shall seek Me and find Me when ye search for Me with all your hearts.


Minister      God be in my head,
Response     And in my understanding ;
Minister      God, be in mine eyes,
Response     And in my looking ;
Minister      God be in my mouth,
Response     And in my speaking ;
Minister      God be in my heart,
Response     And in my thinking.

Most glorious Lord God ; as Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and the evening to rejoice, so, we pray Thee, make us glad this day with the tokens of Thy love ; through Jesus Christ, Our Lord.

The Rodborough Bede Book
London. 1943.
The Independent Press Ltd.
Memorial Hall, E.C. 4